Hammond Circus Train Wreck
Hammond Circus Train Wreck – occurred on June 22, 1918 during World War 1 and was one of the worst train wrecks in US history. Eighty-six people were reported to have died and another 127 were injured when a locomotive engineer fell asleep and ran his train into the rear of another near Hammond, Indiana.
Thomas A. Edison Elementary School(1937, Hammond,IN). Designed by George Elmslie, who partnered with architect William S. Hutton on this Prairie School of Architecture style building. As with most buildings this style, the ornament reflected the style's interest in geometry and nature. The building was demolished in 1991. City Museum has a large cross-section of ornament from this building on display.
This photo is the Newberry store in Woodmar Mall in Hammond, Indiana and is dated November 1965. That's "before my time" but I remember the store still had the "Toyland" sign in the 1970s. They had a really awesome lunch counter that served a great grilled cheese. Newberry's was where I got most of my Matchbox toy cars as well. The store closed in 1975 and was replaced with the Court of Lions.